Free Open Source License Insight Conference, 16 April 2009, Seoul

On the 16th of April the Korea Software Copyright Committee (SOCOP) – a non-profit organization under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism having the mandate to promote the protection of software-related intellectual property rights – will host the Free Open Source License Insight Conference, at the COEX Intercontinental Hotel (Seoul).

The conference will start with invited talks by experts from abroad and South Korea, a panel discussion will follow. Being and invited speaker I want to thank Ms. Cho Jung-Hyun from SOCOP for her kind invitation, I am really sorry I can’t go.

My speech was supposed to be open source governance, a topic I have been working on over the last months. Michael Cote – who is taking my place in the panel – will talk about how to go beyond ‘using open source’, covering topics like trading money for time, individual and company involvement, etc.

SOCOP is interested in collaborating with OSI, and is about to promote an initiative to prevent open source software copyright dispute through an open source license verification system project. I look forward to report more about this conference, I am sure Michael will take home interesting feedback from Korean open software developers and firms.